Achieving Birth Equity Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality Among Black Women.mp4
Presenter: Dr. Joia Crear Perry, MD is the President and Founder of the National Birth Equity Collaborative.
The United States - a country that spends more per capita on health care than any other developed nation - has one of the most sophisticated, technologically advanced health care systems in the world, but we still have inequities. Despite infant mortality rates decreasing in the U.S., the disparity between black and white babies is widening. When it comes to rates of women dying during and after pregnancy it has some of the worse outcomes in the developed world. According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. lags behind countries like Libya and Kazakhstan when it comes to maternal mortality and for black women the risks are intensified. According to the CDC, black women are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes than white women and the disparities have remained unchanged for decades.
In this webinar, Dr. Joia Crear Perry will:
1. Define birth equity and consider it under the lens of patient safety
2. Identify systemic factors that perpetuate health disparities among black women and discuss the importance of addressing them in the efforts to improve health outcomes
3. Share tools and best practices for reducing maternal and infant mortality, including the collaborative care framework